Disappearing in the Night: An Overview on Trade and Legislation of Night Monkeys in South and Central America

  title={Disappearing in the Night: An Overview on Trade and Legislation of Night Monkeys in South and Central America},
  author={Magdalena S. Svensson and Sam Shanee and Noga Shanee and Flavia B. Bannister and Laura Cervera and Giuseppe Donati and Maren Huck and Leandro Jerusalinsky and Cecilia Paola Ju{\'a}rez and Angela M. Maldonado and Jesus Martinez Mollinedo and Pedro Guillermo M{\'e}ndez-Carvajal and Miguel A. Molina Argando{\~n}a and Antonietta D. Mollo Vino and K Anne-Isola Nekaris and Mika Peck and Jennifer Rey-Goyeneche and Denise Spaan and Vincent Nijman},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={332 - 348}
The international trade in night monkeys (Aotus spp.), found throughout Central and South America, has been regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1975. We present a quantitative analysis of this trade from all 9 range countries, over 4 decades, and compare domestic legislation to CITES regulations. Night monkeys were exported from 8 of the 9 habitat countries, totalling 5,968 live individuals and 7,098 specimens, with… 

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